History/Tourism

There’s A New Baby Giraffe Calling This County Home

1 Jul , 2020  

From: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium; 1808Delaware

Recent births at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are contributing to important species populations at risk for survival, including a Masai giraffe calf, a sea lion pup, two red panda cubs, and a siamang (gibbon) baby.

Today on 1808Delaware, we are sharing information about the first of these births, a giraffe calf who arrived in the world this past weekend. More…

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Schools

Education Officials: Schools Need Consistency In Reopen

30 Jun , 2020  

By: Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Officials and superintendents said local control is a good thing for Ohio school districts, but consistency and guidance from the state is necessary in a global pandemic.

Opponents and interested parties testified in a recent meeting of the Senate Education Committee regarding Senate Bill 320, which seeks to give full authority for school reopenings to the districts for the 2020-2021 school year.

The bill’s language excludes “other public officials” from determining a school’s readiness to reopen. That includes the Ohio Department of Health and the governor. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Lawsuit Filed Against City Of Delaware For Violating Housing Laws, Dispatch Reports

30 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

The Columbus Dispatch has reported that a federal class action lawsuit was filed Monday accusing the City of Delaware of violating federal fair housing laws.

The allegations state that these laws were violated because of inflated building fees intended to keep minorities out of the city. The City of Delaware issued a statement, the article stated, saying that ““We are confident that these claims lack merit and the City will ultimately prevail.”

The plaintiff, Seattle House LLC, owns the 240 unit Seattle House one and two bedroom apartment complex on US 36. It was approved in a split vote of Delaware City Council back in September 2018. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Columbus Police Seek Help In Identifying Cabela’s Sunglass Thieves

29 Jun , 2020  

The Columbus Division of Police is asking for assistance in identifying suspects in the theft of over $4000 worth of sunglasses from Cabela’s on Gemini Place. Details and photos below. More…

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History/Tourism

Delaware Roots: Senator Preston B. Plumb

29 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

We introduce a new series today on 1808Delaware, Delaware Roots.

Over the last two centuries, Delaware County has produced a remarkable set of individuals who have led lives of discovery. This series will reveal short insights into the lives of the well-known and less commonly known people born here, or who lived here, and then went on to make significant contributions to state, regional, or national history.

We begin with a trailblazing newspaper entrepreneur who was both a Delaware County native and who served as a United States Senator, a man with the name of Preston B. Plumb. More…

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History/Tourism, Ohio Wesleyan University

Landmarks Of Delaware County: Slocum Hall

28 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

One of the historic gems on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University is gaining new shine these days.

The University is undertaking an $11-million project to renovate Slocum Hall, including the restoration of its iconic Reading Room and its 70-foot-by-20-foot leaded glass ceiling. Slocum Hall is one of 10 locations on campus included on the National Register of Historic Places. More…

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Business

COhatch Expanding In Cincinnati, Indianapolis

28 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware, COhatch

COhatch, which may be the Midwest’s fastest growing co-working experience, is again in the process of opening more locations, this time in Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

The company currently has three Delaware County locations — The Newsstand located in the former Delaware Gazette building, and The Pub and The Hub, located at the Polaris Fashion Place Mall.

Here are details of the new locations courtesy of a COhatch press release and a trade journal article. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Catch A Zoovie This Holiday Weekend

28 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware; Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Have you been able to catch a “zoovie” this summer?

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium have been showing films in a “spin” on the drive-in movie experience. Each is a family-friendly movie shown on the“big screen set up in the Zoo’s northeast parking area.

Showing this weekend and next: More…

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Life in Delaware County

ODOT Weekly Construction Report For Week Beginning June 28

27 Jun , 2020  

By: ODOT District Six; 1808Delaware Staff

ODOT District Six has released its weekly report highlighting road construction projects which are beginning or underway in the multi-county area it serves. What follows are posted projects taking place within Delaware County.

Please stay safe and pay attention to these closures and work taking place during the week beginning on June 28. More…

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Delaware

City Of Delaware Shares Tax Reminders

27 Jun , 2020  

From The City of Delaware

Remember when April 15 came and went and you hadn’t filed your taxes (well, at least many of you)? That time is now right around the corner.

The City of Delaware has posted a handful of reminders to guide you through that process: More…

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